Ophiorrhiza mungos Linn.

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Ophiorrhiza mungos
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ophiorrhiza mungos L.
  • Common name : Indian snake root
  • Vernacular name : Sarhati (Hin.); Patalagaruda (Kan.); Sarpakshi (San.)
  • Key identification features : An erect herb. Leaves are elliptic, acuminate. Cymes are subumbellate, minutely rusty-puberulous. Corolla is densely hairy in the throat. Capsule is obreniform, compressed and minutely pubescent.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : January-November
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Often on moist floor in forests under shade. Root extracts are used in native medicine.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); East Godavari district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Java
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Ophiorrhiza mungos. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.

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